Weekly Feature



2018-11-07 / Police Blotter

Resident reports man outside her window

Monday, Oct. 29

• A complainant reported that she believes her purse was taken while she was loading her vehicle with items in the lot of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business. The woman said she didn’t see anyone take her purse and is confident that she didn’t leave it in the store, shopping cart or elsewhere.

• A complainant reported eight to 10 children running through the neighborhood and ringing doorbells. The complainant said she thinks they are up to mischief.

• At a Main Street restaurant, it was reported that a man wearing a black jacket and dark pants was intoxicated and causing problems.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

• A complainant, who was walking his dog, reported that a dark Mercedes was pulling in and out of driveways and driving on the wrong side of Capen Boulevard.

• A resident of Princeton Avenue reported that a man wearing a black hoodie with the hood up was walking past her window.

• A caller reported a man driving a silver Toyota who approached his daughter in the area of Red Oak Drive as she was walking around. The caller said the driver appeared to try to wave her over to the vehicle. The caller followed the driver around, and the vehicle was last seen on North Forest Road northbound from Maple Road.

• A resident of East Robinson Road reported that several garbage bags were thrown onto the front lawn. The complainant was advised to contact the Highway Department or refuse for pickup since animals are getting into it.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

• A passerby reported an older man with an umbrella who was bothering people for cash on Sheridan Drive at North Bailey Avenue. The complainant said it’s an ongoing issue.

• A resident of Margaret Road reported candy that doesn’t look right. The complainant said the arrowhead appears to be melted or like it has glue on it. The candy was obtained within three blocks of the complainant’s residence.

• A resident of Allenhurst Drive reported that her ex-boyfriend is threatening to send a sex video to her family and if she goes back to her country, he will kill her and her son.

Thursday, Nov. 1

• A complainant reported that two or three SUVs pulled into an Evans Street business lot. The complainant said a man and woman got out of one, with the man having a bag, and attempted to get in one of the SUVs in the lot. When unable to, the complainant said the subject then tried the SUV next to it and put the bag inside when the door was opened. Then, both subjects got back in the vehicle and left.

• A store employee at a Sweet Home Road business reported that a man wearing a blue hat and jacket has been hanging around for the past few days. The complainant said the man is asking customers for money and keeps entering and re-entering the store without making a purchase. It’s also unknown if he’s taking items.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. The blotter is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. It is also not a record of all calls answered by dispatchers. In a seven day period, from Oct. 24 through Oct. 30, 1,286 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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